Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

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TillsterRulz Nov 27, 2013 @ 3:46pm
(Solved)Gun Skins/Camos causing Crashes?
Just like the title says, pretty much that. Whenever I play a game where I use my skins/whenever anyone uses skins, my gun will change its camo from what it should be, to the UV sheet of a previous gun.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=176703514 Here's an example of a AUG|Wings with a FAMAS|Doomkitty UV sheet on it.

Usually this just ends up being overally annoying, as every gun with a camo turns into that UV sheet ( Not stock guns with no skins ) and I can't enjoy my gun the way it should be :C. But, if the problem persists over a long period of time, the UV sheet may change, and usually will end up with every weapon with a skin to be pitch black, then results in a crash whenever I pick up another gun with a skin/switch spectating to another person with a gun skin.

So is there any solution to this? I've reverted to just using normal stock guns myself, switching resolutions, graphic quality, etc. But none seem to work.

:csgogun::csgoct:
Last edited by TillsterRulz; Nov 27, 2013 @ 5:11pm
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3Tea Nov 27, 2013 @ 3:47pm 
Verify game cache
Myth[Alex] Nov 27, 2013 @ 3:53pm 
Originally posted by Roy MUSTANG:
Just like the title says, pretty much that. Whenever I play a game where I use my skins/whenever anyone uses skins, my gun will change its camo from what it should be, to the UV sheet of a previous gun.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=176703514 Here's an example of a AUG|Wings with a FAMAS|Doomkitty UV sheet on it.

Usually this just ends up being overally annoying, as every gun with a camo turns into that UV sheet ( Not stock guns with no skins ) and I can't enjoy my gun the way it should be :C. But, if the problem persists over a long period of time, the UV sheet may change, and usually will end up with every weapon with a skin to be pitch black, then results in a crash whenever I pick up another gun with a skin/switch spectating to another person with a gun skin.

So is there any solution to this? I've reverted to just using normal stock guns myself, switching resolutions, graphic quality, etc. But none seem to work.

:csgogun::csgoct:

Yes, they seem to cause crashes for some PC configurations :-\ (including mine) Disabling your skins does nothing, since OTHER PLAYERS use theirs....

All you have to do is lower the following video settings:

> Model/Texture Detail to LOW
> Shader Detail to HIGH

^ This worked for me. I have no more random in-game crashes, not even map loading crashes.

I hope this helps you.

Originally posted by Migratingmynah:
Verify game cache

That doesn't work. Stop suggesting that useless feature.
GuNNuP Nov 27, 2013 @ 4:31pm 
I don't crash on high or what ever max is, I wish you can solve this. DId you try verify game cache, or check for updates you may have missed.
Evil_Satoshi Nov 27, 2013 @ 4:54pm 
Had the same problem since August ...

Tried everything, lowering setting, disabling multicore and all that mambo-jambo. Didn't help.

Quite recently I found this...

Works like charm! Game stopped crashing and glitching skins and can enjoy the game on full details.

Originally posted by "Svarr":
Ok guys, i think i fixed it. I don't know if it works for everyone but give it a try regardless.

Go on your Counter Strike Global Offensive folder and go to the cfg folder(specifically: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Counter Strike Global Offensive\csgo\cfg) and search for the video.txt file.

When there search for a "settings.mem_level" thingie. On it's right should be a number, try setting it to 0. It stopped all the crashes between map loads and skin related bugs.

Hope it helps
Source: http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3170854&page=6

Try and tell if it helps!
TillsterRulz Nov 27, 2013 @ 5:11pm 
Originally posted by ☆MythAlex ツ:
Yes, they seem to cause crashes for some PC configurations :-\ (including mine) Disabling your skins does nothing, since OTHER PLAYERS use theirs....

All you have to do is lower the following video settings:

> Model/Texture Detail to LOW
> Shader Detail to HIGH

^ This worked for me. I have no more random in-game crashes, not even map loading crashes.

I hope this helps you.

Thanks broski, that fixed it. Played an entire 30 round competitive with no UV sheet problems or anything(I didn't use my camos just incase)But it seems to be fixed now!
ty very much crashing has been very annoying :)
Jake Oct 10, 2014 @ 1:41am 
Thanks a lot! It fixed the annoying crashing -,- Thanks! Again :D
FalconFTW May 8, 2015 @ 7:33pm 
Originally posted by Evil_Satoshi:
Had the same problem since August ...

Tried everything, lowering setting, disabling multicore and all that mambo-jambo. Didn't help.

Quite recently I found this...

Works like charm! Game stopped crashing and glitching skins and can enjoy the game on full details.

Originally posted by "Svarr":
Ok guys, i think i fixed it. I don't know if it works for everyone but give it a try regardless.

Go on your Counter Strike Global Offensive folder and go to the cfg folder(specifically: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Counter Strike Global Offensive\csgo\cfg) and search for the video.txt file.

When there search for a "settings.mem_level" thingie. On it's right should be a number, try setting it to 0. It stopped all the crashes between map loads and skin related bugs.

Hope it helps
Source: http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3170854&page=6

Try and tell if it helps!




thx m8 this really helped this would happen to me like 4 times in a comp match
- stub - Jul 16, 2015 @ 5:47am 
Originally posted by TillsterRulz:
Originally posted by ☆MythAlex ツ:
Yes, they seem to cause crashes for some PC configurations :-\ (including mine) Disabling your skins does nothing, since OTHER PLAYERS use theirs....

All you have to do is lower the following video settings:

> Model/Texture Detail to LOW
> Shader Detail to HIGH

^ This worked for me. I have no more random in-game crashes, not even map loading crashes.

I hope this helps you.

Thanks broski, that fixed it. Played an entire 30 round competitive with no UV sheet problems or anything(I didn't use my camos just incase)But it seems to be fixed now!


Originally posted by MythAlex:
Originally posted by Roy MUSTANG:
Just like the title says, pretty much that. Whenever I play a game where I use my skins/whenever anyone uses skins, my gun will change its camo from what it should be, to the UV sheet of a previous gun.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=176703514 Here's an example of a AUG|Wings with a FAMAS|Doomkitty UV sheet on it.

Usually this just ends up being overally annoying, as every gun with a camo turns into that UV sheet ( Not stock guns with no skins ) and I can't enjoy my gun the way it should be :C. But, if the problem persists over a long period of time, the UV sheet may change, and usually will end up with every weapon with a skin to be pitch black, then results in a crash whenever I pick up another gun with a skin/switch spectating to another person with a gun skin.

So is there any solution to this? I've reverted to just using normal stock guns myself, switching resolutions, graphic quality, etc. But none seem to work.

:csgogun::csgoct:

Yes, they seem to cause crashes for some PC configurations :-\ (including mine) Disabling your skins does nothing, since OTHER PLAYERS use theirs....

All you have to do is lower the following video settings:

> Model/Texture Detail to LOW
> Shader Detail to HIGH

^ This worked for me. I have no more random in-game crashes, not even map loading crashes.

I hope this helps you.

Originally posted by Migratingmynah:
Verify game cache

That doesn't work. Stop suggesting that useless feature.


This did work for me, thanks for the help. I avoided a lot of useless searching for other solutions
ToriKarage Nov 22, 2015 @ 8:05pm 
volvo plz fix >_<:csgoanarchist:
ALaRcOoN sO sOoT Jan 17, 2016 @ 1:46am 
all you guys solution not helping at all
I found out what the problem is,
my pc has 8GB of installed memory, but because I am running 32 bit Windows 7, my maximum RAM is limited to 4GB, but limited even further to under 3.5GB, below the minimum amount for CS:GO.
my theory is that the game renders and stores that render information on your RAM while you play, and as more skins are rendered, the more your RAM fills up.
and once it completely fills up, the game cant render and store any more skins, and so it replaces an already rendered skin over the other,
this is what causes the crash, because the game then has to render the skins over and over again, and if it cant,then it will keep trying, and eventually, trying to render the skins over and over again, the game sees that the memory is overloaded and crashes
anyone who is having the same problem with the skins glitching and game crashes needs to either install more ram, or if you are running 32 bit Windows, upgrade to 64 bit.
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